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Eclipse visible in Cape Town – May 5, 2023 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
The animation shows approximately what the eclipse looks like from the night side of earth.
During this penumbral lunar eclipse, the Earth's main shadow do not cover the Moon. As the Earth's shadow (umbra) misses the Moon during a penumbral lunar eclipse, there are no other locations on Earth where the Moon appears partially or totally eclipsed during this event.
A penumbral lunar eclipse can be a bit hard to see, as the shadowed part is only a little bit fainter than the rest of the Moon.
Local times for eclipse in Cape Town on Friday, May 5, 2023
Click on the Sun/Moon symbol in the “Looks like” column to see what the eclipse looks like during the different phases of the event.
This eclipse is in progress during moonrise or moonset, so only parts of the eclipse are visible in Cape Town.
The animation's bottom edge represents an ideal, flat horizon, which is at the same altitude as the observer.
Other eclipses visible in Cape Town
|Dates (Click link for path info)||Eclipse||Type at max||Visibility in Cape Town||Looks like in Cape Town||Path of the eclipse|
|Jul 27 / Jul 28, 2018||Lunar||Total||Total|
|Jan 21, 2019||Lunar||Total||Partial|
|Jul 16 / Jul 17, 2019||Lunar||Partial||Partial|
|Jan 10, 2020||Lunar||Penumbral||Penumbral|
|Jun 5, 2020||Lunar||Penumbral||Penumbral|
|Jul 5, 2020||Lunar||Penumbral||Penumbral|
|Dec 14, 2020||Solar||Total||Partial|
|Dec 4, 2021||Solar||Total||Partial|
|May 16, 2022||Lunar||Total||Total|
|May 5, 2023||Lunar||Penumbral||Penumbral|
|Oct 28 / Oct 29, 2023||Lunar||Partial||Partial|
|Sep 18, 2024||Lunar||Partial||Partial|
|Mar 14, 2025||Lunar||Total||Penumbral|
|Sep 7, 2025||Lunar||Total||Total|
|Feb 17, 2026||Solar||Annular||Partial|
|Aug 28, 2026||Lunar||Partial||Partial|
|Feb 6, 2027||Solar||Annular||Partial|
|Feb 20 / Feb 21, 2027||Lunar||Penumbral||Penumbral|
|Jan 12, 2028||Lunar||Partial||Penumbral|
|Jul 6, 2028||Lunar||Partial||Partial|
|Dec 31, 2028||Lunar||Total||Partial|
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